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Old 20 December 2019, 01:44   #1
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Joystick switcher for CD32?

Hey folks,


I find I'm increasingly want to use my Amigas (and CD32) with mouse as well as two joysticks/joypads. The main problem being that most (all?) the joystick switchers out there don't work with CD32 pads.


Given that I want to save my Amigas and joypads from the wear and tear of constant swapping, is there any reason why one can't simply rig-up a 'mechanical' switcher that has a toggle on each line?


Or is there a better solution?
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Old 20 December 2019, 02:14   #2
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I looked into this as well but gave up eventually as most of the sellers couldnt be bothered replying to mails etc , i just bought an extention cable and pinned it up in a convenient place then use that to swap between my monster joystick 2 button and cd32 controller, not perfect but it saves wear and tear on the Amigas ports.
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Old 20 December 2019, 10:43   #3
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In theory it's not that big a deal to swap over between the two. If the other controller is only ever going to be a mouse or a traditional joystick, an existing switch might even work or might work with only minor modifications.
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Old 20 December 2019, 11:46   #4
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Email amigakit to say you want one. They did a small batch in 2013 and they work great with the cd32. Now with so many more CD32 users and potentially more people interested they may do a new run. Maybe ask them to ask for interest here?
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Old 21 December 2019, 01:33   #5
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Email amigakit to say you want one. They did a small batch in 2013 and they work great with the cd32. Now with so many more CD32 users and potentially more people interested they may do a new run. Maybe ask them to ask for interest here?

I have emailed them to ask about it couple of months ago, they told me to mail back in a month when they have some made, so i did, no reply, mailed again and no reply, mailed again and still no reply , so gave up , they obviously dont want my money lol


3 Emails and zero response.


Shame as i wouldve deff have bought one, but im not gonna keep chasing them if they cannot be bothered to answer enquiries.
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Old 14 January 2020, 05:02   #6
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I'm working on a switch and am nearly done now, will update on whether it works hopefully this week...
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